Cosmaresta callichrysa (Lower, 1898)
(one synonym is Hypercallia trichroa Meyrick, 1902)
OECOPHORINAE ,   OECOPHORIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Cosmaresta callichrysa
(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Colquhoun Regional Park, Victoria)

The forewings of the adult moth of this species have dark brown forewings, each with three white bands: two narrow and one wide, and with a yellow smudge along the inner margin. The hindwings are yellow, shading to brown at the wingtips. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

Cosmaresta callichrysa
(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Mallacoota, Victoria)

The species has been found in

  • Victoria.


    Further Reading:

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Oecophorine Genera of Australia I: The Wingia Group (Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae),
    Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Volume 3,
    CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 1994, p. 100.

    Oswald B. Lower,
    New Australian Lepidoptera: with a note on Deilephila livornica, Esp.,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 23 (1898), p. 53.


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    (written 18 January 2015)